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Ex-Commission chief Juncker: EU was too naive

Former EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has called for the EU to take a tougher stance towards China. Europe has been naive about Beijing for too long, Juncker said in an interview with the think tank Groupe d’études géopolitiques. “We have accepted Chinese companies having access to our interior market even while European companies have been denied the same access to China,” complained Junker, who did not voice much criticism of the People’s Republic during his own time in office.

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